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Posted by me on March 9, 2004 08:41 AM | Permalink
Howard's wrong on that one.
He should have said "George didn't invent the religious right, but the religious right have never been more influential in a President's administration for as long as I can remember."
Funny how the reaction to Stern's praise for the Bush administration post 9/11 was subdued in the conservative press. Now that Stern can't stand Bush, the conservative press is basically saying "Howard hates America."
March 9, 2004 08:48 AM
Howard had it the wrong way around.
March 9, 2004 09:06 AM
Sounds like dim awareness of a connection between the two in search of a verb phrase.
I would suggest:
"is a member of",
"cruises transexual hoes with"
Joshua Scholar |
March 9, 2004 09:23 AM
Yes, Howard hates America because America (through ClearChannel) finally stood up and said 'tone it down or shut up!"
March 9, 2004 09:43 AM
Hey, Macker, little suggestion for you - DON'T LISTEN. That's what the "tuner" knob on your radio is for, changing the station.
That way us consenting adults are free to listen to whatever we want.
What a frickin' dope.
March 9, 2004 09:58 AM
More likely it was vice versa
March 9, 2004 10:52 AM
Let it be known that I actually invented something. I was eight years old.
It was a really cool idea, and yet nobody uses it.
Laurence Simon |
March 9, 2004 11:03 AM
And Al Gore invented the Internet.
March 9, 2004 11:17 AM
Howard's a one-trick pony. His 15 minutes expired shortly after "Private Parts" left theatres, and now he's flailing around trying to save his career. Yawn.
Ian S. |
March 9, 2004 11:41 AM
I think a more accurate statement would be "If the religious right didn't exist, it would be necessary for the Left to invent it."
March 9, 2004 12:00 PM
I wonder how Stern feels about people somewhere planning to fly an airplane into the Empire State Building? Not important to him... his Jesus complex comes first.
March 9, 2004 12:17 PM
Stern, like many in the US media has hung around too long. He should bow out and do something else. His series Son of a Beach is being shown here and is oddly amusing because its so ott.
Andrew Ian Dodge |
March 9, 2004 01:37 PM
"I wonder how Stern feels about people somewhere planning to fly an airplane into the Empire State Building? Not important to him... his Jesus complex comes first."
He probably doesn't like that idea. I listened to his broadcast that morning (the only media working, really, CNN.com was down, I had no cable at work) and he gave great coverage of an otherwise horrible event.
After all, Bush is your saviour. He is The One, your personal protector! All hail Bush, the bravest man around! Maybe that's why Bush can only spend 1 measley hour to testify at the 9/11 commission; he's too busy saving your ass!
25,000,000 listeners. Powell Junior, Bush Junior better not create a martyr.
March 9, 2004 01:50 PM
March 9, 2004 01:56 PM
Ken, this has nothing at all to do with people flying planes into buildings.
Like Vince, I relied on Stern for coverage in the early hours of 9/11. He was nothing short of amazing. Not only was the coverage first rate, but you got a glimpse at the real Howard Stern. And he was hurting just the same as everyone else.
March 9, 2004 02:17 PM
All this changed with Janet's boob, And the fact that he read Franken's book on Vacation...thing is this. Today it's Bush's Religious Nutz... Tomorrow it'll be Kerry's Thought Police & PC Pimps, either way he is screwed.
Like the Blog btw.
March 9, 2004 02:31 PM
Michele, it has everything to do with people flying planes into buildings. Stern is on a mission to get Bush out of the White House. OK, so he's really on a publicity-seeking mission, but he'll be happy if Bush goes down in flames so he can take the credit. Like you, I'm a one-issue voter this election and I don't trust anything Kerry has said to continue this war.
So many people have one issues to vote on. Some are focusing on FCC fines.
March 9, 2004 02:56 PM
Stern's only issue is himself. He was a Bush supporter before all this FCC nonsense. Now suddenly Bush is a drunken idiot. Oh, he wasn't a drunken idiot when you openly supported him? Stern's just doing his little publicity thing.
But he is also a New Yorker who was shaken to the core that day - on national radio. I'm willing to bet that if people didn't try to convince him that the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy was forming cells specifically to bring down Stern, he would still vote for Bush. But Stern only does what's good for his ratings, which in turn is good for his pockets.
Can't say I blame the guy. And because we won't be in the voting booth with thim, we'll never know if this is all just a bunch of PR bullshit.
March 9, 2004 03:00 PM
Stern is a miserable narcissist who believes nobody on earth is entitled to happiness or success because he’s so unhappy, no happiness of any kind. Just listen to what he says to people considering marriage, who enjoy their children, or have job success (you should have heard his ranting about Hillary Duff). He feels especially excluded by people who have any kind of genuine spirituality (like Bush), or have normal, satisfying lives. He surrounds himself with people you can generously describe as losers and misfits.
What’s he up to? He hates his job. I think he wants to get fired and go down in flames, and take as many people with him as possible. However he feels entitled to happiness and success that eludes him, so he wants to change careers. I think he wants to go into movies, and in order to ‘go Hollywood’ he needs to suck up to Hollywood liberals. Getting Bush’s scalp is a cynically calculated goal. Maybe he was told his movie career is going nowhere while he keeps up his pro-Bush stuff.
March 9, 2004 04:32 PM
I seem to remember saying before that Stern is overhyping the "threat" of his being "silenced."
I'll just stand over here cradling my Magic 8-Ball™, feeling smug.
March 9, 2004 04:36 PM
Stern lost it when he divorced his wife. He's not funny anymore. I stopped listening. Anything is better than day after day of "George Bush/Mel Gibson is the anti-Christ!" "The right wing has taken over the world!!"
Dude, make me laugh or shut up.
March 10, 2004 05:26 AM
Speaking of invention, who was it again who said "Al Gore rued the day he invented the Electoral College"?
Dave J |
March 10, 2004 10:28 AM
Michele, it has everything to do with people flying planes into buildings. Stern is on a mission to get Bush out of the White House. OK, so he's really on a publicity-seeking mission, but he'll be happy if Bush goes down in flames so he can take the credit. Like you, I'm a one-issue voter this election and I don't trust anything Kerry has said to continue this war
The problem, Ken, is that on every issue except the War on Terror, Bush's policies range from "utterly fucking moronic" (the prescription drug bill, the runaway spending) to "morally reprehensible" (the marriage amendment, the cultural crusading). Howard is just one more pro-America, pro-war-on-Terror, ex-Bush-supporter who Bush has manage to alienate through a combination of intolerance, incompetence, and imbecility.
Is he better than Kerry would be, on the War on Terror? Maybe. His past performance is better than Kerry's -- but both men offer nothing more than empty rhetoric when describing their future plans for the war.
So on the one hand you have a guy who might do a good job in the next phase of the war, but who is actively destroying everything good about this country -- he's anti-science, anti-free-speech, anti-secularism, anti-free-trade, anti-fiscal-discipline, pro-bigotry, you name it. But on the other hand, you have a Democratic weasel who'll say and do anything to get elected.
I'm voting for Bush, in the hopes of sending a message that the war is important. But I'm not comfortable doing it, and I have no confidence that I'll look back, in 2008, and be thankful I did. I can't blame people who refuse to vote for Bush, because the man's a fucking asshole.
March 10, 2004 08:39 PM